The Real Story behind Dr. Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”

There was a time I thought most things were right with the world. I was a college student. Why wouldn’t I? I had escaped the worst of the worst and was free and was safe—or was I? I was sitting in a class in college when our professor told us to drag out our Nortons... Continue Reading →

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The Depot Diner

  Welcome wafts through the air.  It rides on the delicious aromas of the fare offered by the Depot Diner (located at 23 Enon St. Beverly, MA 01915 978-922-6200). The food is unique in its presentation and plentifulness.  Breakfast is comforting here.  Early morning dwells in quietude, whereas dinnertime offers a celebratory atmosphere. I set... Continue Reading →

Am I a Racist?

  I’ve been pondering this story for a long time. Istiak, a stoic Bangledeshi, piqued my interest. I viewed his demeanor with humor as he practically grunted through purchases I made at a local convenience store. More than anything, I wanted to see him smile. He has such a beautiful face… His coworker is Guatemalan. Hmmm—there’s a pattern here. I... Continue Reading →

A writer died

A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell. She decided to check out each place first. As the writer descended into the fiery pits, she saw row upon row of writers chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny lashes.... Continue Reading →

Abuso Infantil: Un Paseo por la Memoria

  La mayoría me conoce por mi abordaje de asuntos sociales. Esto puede tomar un peaje. Mucking alrededor con qué está mal con el mundo puede ser horrible. Encontré cosas que no quiero saber. Sí, Ian Weinberg, no hay justicia. Tienes razón, pero eso no significa que me lleve ese hecho acostado. Voy a gritar y gritar... Continue Reading →

Success

  What is Success? How do you get there? Success entails a great deal of effort. I often define it in dichotomous terms of being a Victim or a Victor, but I’m wrong. There’s a lot of gray in between. Success is a careful dance of listening and taking the bull by the horns and... Continue Reading →

John Nelson

  John just sent me an email about this.  I'm hoping he will join us here on bebee.com.  John was my favorite writing instructor. "Antioch Review Author to Appear in "Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses (2018 edition) "Author John R. Nelson’s piece “Funny Bird Sex” will appear in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses (2018... Continue Reading →

The Travails of Ghostwriting

  I am learning the ropes of ghostwriting. We have some wonderful writers here on  bebee.com, so the path is easier. Some of the realizations that have smacked me in the head have come hard. It has given me the basis for questions to ask those of you more knowledgeable in here. One of my... Continue Reading →

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